Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 1985

Readers of Playgirl magazine were treated to a surprise with the August 1985 issue.  A true major-league baseball sportsman graced the centerfold pages, even though he didn't show his own balls or bat (or much else that couldn't be seen in swim trunks).   Several years after retiring, Stone appeared (at age 37) with two nude shots.  Stone kept his right leg positioned in such a way as to block any views of his love machine tools.  Viewers enjoying shots his hairy chest were left to imagine what his thick brown bush of pubic hairs probably looked like.  This issue also featured, beginning on page 60, SEXY MEN OF THE SEA promising "Stunning sailors who are guaranteed to put the wind in your sails".
 
Stone was a major league pitcher from 1971-81. He pitched for the San Francisco Giants (1971-72), Chicago White Sox (1973, 77-78), Chicago Cubs (1974-76), and the Baltimore Orioles (1979-81). Stone's best year was in 1980 when he went 25-7 with a 3.23 ERA and won the American League Cy Young Award. Stone also pitched in the 1979 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 


Friday, July 31, 2015

Any room in the house will do

Luckily for us viewers, some themes in gay smut withstand the test of time, such as young dudes hooking up for nasty pleasures of the flesh.  Bedrooms, bathrooms, back yards, garages...boners come out and holes open up.  The furnishings of bedrooms change with the eras and now the photos are in color.  What doesn't change is what two guys do to one another, and there always seem to be trophy's on night stands as well!
A young guy finds a slightly older dude who is horny and happy to teach his new buddy the joys of messing around together when nobody else is around the house.  It's a classic scenario for smut (and for many men a real-life depiction of their early sexual life experiences). 

In this contemporary photo set, Julian visits Sencer and he has one thing on his mind.  Julian is enjoying a little butt play with that smooth tight little ass. Lucky Sencer rides the dick before getting it doggy style.   Julian leaves a thick rope of sperm on his used buddy before taking off.



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fresh Summer Studs

The time that modern men spend working in porn is reportedly reducing as more guys view smut as an experience of their youth that they want to try.   Today's post is a reminder that each year brings a fresh new crop of men into the adult entertainment business, just as others decide to leave porn to work doing other things.  Kellan, Jake and Bradley are three models that are enjoying a lot of popularity right now. 
 
Kellan Parker would look great in any season, but he's especially handsome wearing next to nothing enjoying summertime sportswear.  It's reported that Kellan was discovered at the age of 18.  A tall 6'1 in height and 190 pounds of solid muscle, this young gent offers a thick 7" love tool. Just imagine, if Kellan decides to stick with an adult career for 10 years, he would be an old man of 28!

The photo below is so wonderful, thanks in great measure to a photographer who appreciates his subject by capturing Kellan's physique in what is a classic pose that was popular in the last century's muscle men publications.
Below, we see Kellan and outdoors friend Jake Andrews enjoying a sunny afternoon.  Yikes!!! It looks like a hot snake is about to join them as Kellan undoes his shorts...
Below, Jake Andrews looking classically rugged, yet in a somewhat reminiscent Victorian-era pose. 
 
And who could blame Bradley Hudson for taking advantage of the opportunity to slip himself deep inside of Kellan?  Bradley is said to be from Southern California and grew up surfing.  Looks like he definitely knows how to ride a nice tight ass.  Just a few more slow strokes like this one should climax Bradley.  Come on, Kellan!  How about using that free hand to gently hold Bradley's ball sack for him!
Another pic of Bradley solo with his board


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mike Billington

Mike Billington was a handsome (and wonderfully hairy) British male actor, much in the same masculine style as Sean Connery.  In fact, Billington was screen-tested for Live and Let Die (1973), Moonraker (1979), and Octopussy (1983).    When it comes to show business (especially in the movie industry) there's a rich history of trying to cultivate men with this natural machismo into box office gold.  Over his career, this straight actor developed a dedicated gay following.  His sex appeal was obvious and photos like these only helped Billington to attract fans. VGMH is happy to celebrate Mike's career and hopefully help to introduce him to a new generation.


Mike was said to have been Albert R. Broccoli's first choice had Roger Moore not been available for 1981's For Your Eyes Only.  Billington would ultimately appear in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, playing Sergei Barsov at the start of the film. His other film credits included Alfred the Great (1969) and KGB: The Secret War (1985).



 Michael Billington was born on December 24, 1941 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.  In the late 1970s it's reported that he went to the US and studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Anna Strasberg.  

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hollywood History





For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.  Sadly, not many people recognize his name.  He served in World War I and worked on Broadway before going into silent movies starting around 1926.  He was a talented actor and versitle but became favored for his comedic roles.  Mack Sennett used him in many shorts.  His facial expressions and mannerisms didn't quite classify him in the realm of somewhat effiminate male characters that film historians would later call "sissy" parts, but he was often close.  His uptight characters were often authority figures that ultimately were turned on their behinds, much to the delight of the audience.



Pangborn with a famous Tarzan

It's reported that  W.C. Fields was a great fan of him which is why he used him in several movies (including 1940s The Bank Dick), as well as working with Frank Capra, Gregory La Cava, and Preston Sturges.  In 1942 he worked in.



Yet Pangborn's  usual stock of characters could fit drama as well. Actually, in Hero his  coordinator Now, Voyager as the cruise tourist director with legendary Bette Davis.  As the talent of the silent era slipped into the shadows of Hollywood while television was in its infacncy, he used his connections and skills to work often on the little screen.






It was reported that Pangborn lived with his mother and his "occasional boyfriend.  He passed away on July 20, 1958




  • Exit Smiling (1926) - first film

  • Cheer Up and Smile (1930)

  • Not So Dumb (1930)

  • The Loud Mouth (1932)

  • The Half-Naked Truth (1932)

  • International House (1933)

  • Bed of Roses (1933)

  • Menu (1933)

  • Wild Poses (1933 Little Rascals short)

  • Flying Down to Rio (1933)

  • Strictly Dynamite (1934)

  • Young and Beautiful (1934)

  • 1,000 Dollars a Minute (1935)

  • The Headline Woman (1935)

  • Tomorrow's Youth (1935)

  • My Man Godfrey (1936)

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

  • Easy Living (1937)

  • Stage Door (1937)

  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

  • Vivacious Lady (1938)

  • Four's a Crowd (1938)

  • Carefree (1938)

  • Just Around the Corner (1938)

  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)


  • Topper Takes a Trip (1939)

  • Christmas in July (1940)

  • The Bank Dick (1940)

  • The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Reading

It sounds crazy, but there was actually a time when people had to read  paper books.  And ain't it just like a darn dame...getting all clingy and cuddly and possesive, when all this rugged suspenders jockey wants from her is a nice smoke and a drink?  Honey, maybe he just ain't into you?  Perhaps he wants to go see Rock Hudson in "One Way Street" or spend some quality time with his best bud playing pool shooting balls at the tavern.  Published back in 1950, this cover model is hunka-hunka-hot in a smoldering tough-guy sorta way.  The cover got our attention, which no doubt was the intention.  So VGMH wants to know exactly what was the man was saying "no" to in the title of this pulp fiction?  That's what makes it a summertime mystery that we have to read it in order it to find out!  Of course if we had our way, he would be saying "yes!" to some athletic Navy man with a short blonde crew cut and white bell bottoms...but that's just the way we roll here aty VGMH.   
Looks like this treasure-trailed troubadour can't wait to rip off his robe and get busy dancing to some bongo-booty tunes!  This 1967 book cost a hefty 95 cents back then, so it had better have been good reading.  Maybe they could have splured on a few more colors for the cover, so the guy in the tidy whities in the background didn't have the same color hair as the mystery man's belt?  In any event, we're sure everything came out ok in the end.

And speaking about ends...Hopefully this July issue of After Dark was still laying around some body's coffee table in August of 1975 to be enjoyed.  This was definitely a keeper for the bathroom.  OK, so there may be some really good reading inside, but honestly the only thing we're paying attention to is that gent's wonderful sun-kissed legs and his beautiful white buns.  Whoever #14 was in the crimson red jersey, you have a place here at VGMH forever.







Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sam Jones

Sam Jones was born in 1954 in Chicago.   He's probably best remembered for two splashy appearances in show business:  Playgirl and Flash Gordon

Posing as Andrew Cooper III (an alias created by the magazine editors to suggest he was a person of wealth), heterosexual Sam was the sexy 6'4" centerfold for the June 1975 issue of Playgirl

He would go on to make his first film appearance opposite Bo Derek in the 1979 romance comedy film 10.  Mr. Jones then got his big Hollywood break when he starred as Flash Gordon in the 1980 film of the same name.  It was supposed to be a big campy hit but something didn't quite work.  The Playgirl photo spread returned, and it probably didn't help that in 1974 a smut-spoof of the original Flash Gordon series had already been very popular, Flesh Gordon (please see video below)

Now considered to be a cult classic, the initial box office failure of 1980's Flash Gordon pretty much nixed Sams' chances of getting a second shot at carrying another big budget movie.  Since then, it's reported that his work has been in television and in low-budget action films.

Sam played Chris Rorchek in the TV series Code Red (1981-1982), acted in My Chauffeur (1986), was the lead actor in a 1987 adaptation of The Spirit, was in Jane and the Lost City (1987), and played the title character in the short-lived NBC series The Highwayman.  Jones also acted in: Obsession Kills (1995), Fists of Iron (1995), American Strays (1996), American Tigers (1996), and Gangland and Psychotic (2002).   Going full-circle, in  In 2007, he had a special guest role in playing the prisoner Krebb in the Sci Fi Channel original television series Flash Gordon.

Jones is a former United States Marine and has received several entertainment, civic, and humanitarian awards: Citizen of The Year, presented by California State Senate; County of Los Angeles; City of Los Angeles; and North Hollywood Police Department, as well as The Outstanding Achievement Award in The Entertainment Industry, presented by The Southern California Motion Picture Council.

While the hunky actor has enjoyed a loyal following of gay fans for decades, it's reported that this straight actor has been married twice and is the father of five children.


Playgirl Magazine June 1975
Volume 3 Issue # 1 Number 25
PHOTO FEATURES
Page 76 PLAYGIRL'S MAN FOR JUNE - ANDREW COOPER III




Monday, July 6, 2015

Bill Cable

A straight man in his personal life, Bill's popularity with gay men (as Stoner) via Colt Studios and Mandate magazine, was equally matched by his appeal with women via Playgirl.  Indeed, Playgirl (founded in 1973) helped to make Mr. Cable one of the most successful adult-content models of that decade---Bill Cable appeared in Playgirl magazine numerous times during its first decade, testimony to just how desirable he was.  Bill could be found in: July 1973 (The Long Cool Summer: A Fashion Essay that began on page 76); November 1974 (cover model); May 1975 (Beauty and the Beast fantasy); and May 1977 (portfolio),  in addition to retrospective/special publications that reprinted from previous photo shoots.

Sadly, Bill would become part of Hollywood royalty history for a very sad event, when Christian Brando (son of Marlon) faced murder charges.  Bill was about 44 years old at the time and a close friend of Christian.  The People magazine story of events can be found here, including Bill in the story.  In 1990, Christian Brando pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing his sister's boyfriend.